In this activity, patrons explore the concept of gravity and its relationship to weight by weighing themselves on scales modified to represent how much they would weigh on other worlds.
|Add a Tech Twist||Required: You will need bathroom scales with dials (not digital)|
|Hints for uses in your library||After exploring the concept behind gravity and weight, invite patrons to test how much they would weigh on other planets but do not make it mandatory for them to participate|
All About Jupiter
Make a planet mask!
Mission to Jupiter!
What is a barycenter?
Mission to Jupiter
Planet Jupiter, explained
The Largest Planet
Ready Jet Go
The Amazing Red Planet
Education and Public Engagement at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
Photo Credit from NASA
[Suggest a book]
User's Guide to the Universe : Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty. by Dave Goldberg and Jeff Blomquist
Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hamel by Fred Bortz
Destination, Jupiter / Jupiter by Seymour Simon
Planet Jupiter by Ann O. Squire